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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:41 pm

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I still think the title of this thread is incredibly melodrawhiny.

So, you think it's fitting?

Speaking of melodrawhiny announcements: VISUAL STORYTELLING RUINED FOREVER.

I dunno-it could be fun if they'd release copies of it with the speech bubbles empty and let you play 'write your own dialogue'

Dude, when this comes out we should all erase all the speech balloons and fill in our own stories. It would be epic. XD
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:09 pm

Wh-what.. Twilight graphic novel... (However the prospect of erasing and filling in the empty speech bubbles does sound quite tempting and very fun.) But still, that should not exist. =X
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:40 pm

The style is fitting, at least, since the story already plays out like a bad shoujo manga.
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:39 pm

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The style is fitting, at least, since the story already plays out like a bad shoujo manga.

THAT WAS MEAN - THE WRITING STYLE ISN'T THAT BAD.


APOLOGISE TO THE BAD SHOUJO MANGA IMMEDIATELY.
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:25 pm

I blame Twilight for hitting my lowest point in tech school back at Keesler AFB. This might take some explaining.

You see, the funny thing about today's Air Force is that when you go to basic training, it's a lot more combat-oriented than it used to be. A lot more. So when you get off the bus having graduated from BMT, it's like this:

NEWLY MINTED AIRMAN: "YEEEEEEEEARGH WHERE'S THE TERRISTS?!"
MTL: "Welcome to college. Please put the gun down."
AIRMAN: "...what?"

So you have this exceedingly awkward paradigm shift from high-stress "here's what an IED looks like, it is probably going to kill you at some point in your career" to a long, boring inprocessing week and then you learn electronic principles, which is extremely dry, and even more boring. So you look for things to do with your newfound free time.

It was at this point that I found out that my classmates were reading really shitty books. Avidly. Books by Goodkind, Hamilton and Meyer. And the one they were all talking about, since the movie was about to come out, was Twilight.

"What, you mean the same Twilight with Edward the Mormon Sparkle Vampire?"
"Dude Edward is badass! He can blah blah blah de blah..."
"Oh God. Oh my God."
"What?"
"We joined the military. We are supposed to be men. These are horrible books for junior high girls. And we are in the Air Force. We are supposed to be the smart branch."
"Yeah, so?"
"So we're not supposed to be a bunch of pansy-ass manchildreARRRRRRRRRRGH."

I suppose that this could be a good thing if I get deployed. Even though it's unlikely I'll see combat, if I do, I'll have plent of HAET to take out on the enemy. That is, if I don't get taken out because my wingman is too busy daydreaming about how badass it would be to be like Edward or some shit.

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Why do I suddenly want to see a fic of Alucard tearing through the entirety of the Twilight cast. Just imagining it makes me so happy.

Like this? Not fic, but awesome nonetheless.

What I really like about this is that apparently Edward isn't even worth a silver exploding .454 hollowpoint from an extremely oversized custom 1911. No, Alucard views him with such distain that he takes him out with what appears to be a 9mm FMJ from an M9, the most generic round from the most generic pistol. Burn!

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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:30 am

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It was at this point that I found out that my classmates were reading really shitty books. Avidly. Books by Goodkind, Hamilton and Meyer. And the one they were all talking about, since the movie was about to come out, was Twilight.

"What, you mean the same Twilight with Edward the Mormon Sparkle Vampire?"
"Dude Edward is badass! He can blah blah blah de blah..."
"Oh God. Oh my God."
"What?"
"We joined the military. We are supposed to be men. These are horrible books for junior high girls. And we are in the Air Force. We are supposed to be the smart branch."
"Yeah, so?"
"So we're not supposed to be a bunch of pansy-ass manchildreARRRRRRRRRRGH."

One of my guy friend is in the marines and reads Twilight. I laughed for a good 20 minutes when I found out. I mean this guy is a huge dude from the south with a deep booming voice and he reads Twilight.
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:18 pm

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"What, you mean the same Twilight with Edward the Mormon Sparkle Vampire?"
"Dude Edward is badass! He can blah blah blah de blah..."
"Oh God. Oh my God."
:roflmao: I can just imagine your expression of utter disgust. Poor Penguin!

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"We joined the military. We are supposed to be men. These are horrible books for junior high girls.

And silly junior high girls, at that. I admit that when I was a teenager, I loved clothes, doing my nails 5 times a week, and angsting about boys on the phone with my friends (in fact, still do those things, except the angsting part), but I'm pretty sure I would have found Twilight rather boring.

I'm rather amazed men read Twilight too. If you want badass heroes, Edward is kind of blah. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:42 pm

Penguin, that's really funny. I always have a hard time believing guys can find Edward badass.

Miss Prince wrote:
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anangrychocobo wrote:
I still think the title of this thread is incredibly melodrawhiny.

So, you think it's fitting?

Speaking of melodrawhiny announcements: VISUAL STORYTELLING RUINED FOREVER.

I dunno-it could be fun if they'd release copies of it with the speech bubbles empty and let you play 'write your own dialogue'

Dude, when this comes out we should all erase all the speech balloons and fill in our own stories. It would be epic. XD

Yes! So on board with this!
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:51 am

OH GAWD YOU GUYS IT FOLLOWED ME TO BANGALORE

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WHHHHYYYYYY
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:09 pm

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OH GAWD YOU GUYS IT FOLLOWED ME TO BANGALORE

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WHHHHYYYYYY

Proof positive that nowhere is safe. I bet right now, in the Antarctic, one of the scientific teams based there includes at least one person who's reading the Twilight series.
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:10 pm

Nah. If they read Twilight, they wouldn't be intelligent enough to quaify.
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:41 pm

They could be reading it for the lulz. I mean, I've read the first book, and I have letters after my name.
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:38 pm

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Nah. If they read Twilight, they wouldn't be intelligent enough to quaify.

That's what I thought, but then I found other avionics students reading it. You know, one of the jobs that requires the highest ASVAB scores, in the branch that requires the highest ASVAB scores.
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:07 am

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Nah. If they read Twilight, they wouldn't be intelligent enough to quaify.

That's what I thought, but then I found other avionics students reading it. You know, one of the jobs that requires the highest ASVAB scores, in the branch that requires the highest ASVAB scores.

OTOH: Avi guys are nerds. Given that this is Air Force avi, I think we're talking about some sort of refined essence of nerd, here.
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:32 am

Intelligence =/= taste.
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:07 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:19 am

Penguin, that picture is win! :D
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:51 pm

Not to defend Meyer, but it looks like someone named Jordan Scott is trying to sue her for plagiarism.

As if anything in the Twilight series is meritorious enough that it would have to be ripped off from someone else to start with.
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:12 pm

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Not to defend Meyer, but it looks like someone named Jordan Scott is trying to sue her for plagiarism.

As if anything in the Twilight series is meritorious enough that it would have to be ripped off from someone else to start with.
Why would anyone want to draw parallels between their work and Twilight?

Other than 15 minutes of fame, of course.
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:48 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:04 pm

Say what?
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:14 pm

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Not to defend Meyer, but it looks like someone named Jordan Scott is trying to sue her for plagiarism.

As if anything in the Twilight series is meritorious enough that it would have to be ripped off from someone else to start with.

Content aside, does it bother anyone else that the link is misspelled? contemporarylit.about.com/b/2009/08/05/twilight-author-accused-of-plaigerism.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:27 pm

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Content aside, does it bother anyone else that the link is misspelled? contemporarylit.about.com/b/2009/08/05/twilight-author-accused-of-plaigerism.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Twilight: The Death of Feminism   Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:03 pm

You've used that before. You're getting to be old hat, Psy. =D
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